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Rational VoiCE India 2011 will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2011 at the Leela Place Hotel.
To register and see a complete agenda, go here> Rational World Wide VoiCE Events-VoiCE Bangalore, India
To whet your appetite, here's a quick list of the tracks...
Want more info? Check out the more detailed session abstracts for these VoiCE tracks to be presented in Bangalore on February 22nd, 2011 (Additional information is available on the Private VoiCE community for those who have registered for this event). See instructions on this page for joining the VoiCE Community.
If you would like more information about these VoiCE events, please contact the VoiCE team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We have several new IEA modules available:
How to configure the RRC-RequisitePro integrationMany thanks to Steven Ma, Virgil Titarenco, Leila Ezeddin, and Gregory Kong for their work creating these modules!.
And, as always, we'd love to hear from you. Is there a topic you'd like to see in a future IEA module? Leave a comment and let us know!
New Whitepaper: Managing requirements across Analysis and Design phases using System Architect & DOORS
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Managing requirements across Analysis and Design phases using System Architect & DOORS
This document describes why requirements need to be tracked and also explains how tracking can be setup and managed.
The IBM Rational System Architect DOORS integration helps users create abstract views in System Architect based on the user requirements in IBM Rational DOORS. Having this integration will enable users to synchronize the model with the ever changing requirements. This document can be used as a reference for users who would like to map their requirements captured in DOORS to a modeling tool Rational System Architect. Also, there would be an information flow between DOORS to System Architect and vice-versa.
Using the document provided, users can map the requirements in
DOORS to the System Architect project encyclopedia and vice versa. As a
summary, this document can prove effective as a start point for new
users who are in the process of exploring this integration and its
Many thanks to authors Rajesh Avanthi and Praveen Sreenivasan!
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Well, it's Week 2 of the grand WOTI experiment, and things are moving along swimmingly. We've got a nice little race shaping up in the Sent email department. Jason put us all to shame Week 1, by sending a grand total of three, count 'em, THREE (3) emails, easily winning the WOTI Overachiever of the Week Award. Week 2, we're all settled in for the long haul, and so i thought it would be a good time to discuss Step 2: Group Conversations and Identify Use Cases.
Luis Suarez tells us that it's easiest to first break up the mail in your inbox into 2 categories: Things That Belong in My Inbox and Things That Don't.
Things That Belong in My Inbox
Things That Don't
We've started breaking down the "everything else" bucket and grouping them into use cases. We'll be looking to move that information or transaction to a better home.
In a lot of cases, especially in these early days, that means transitioning closed conversations/ tasks/ knowledge-sharing to a more collaborative/open venue, and turning "bad" email into "good" email (aut
Here are some ideas:
Again, it all comes down to mindful processing of email, and spending just a couple of extra moments to stop and think .... is this the best way to share this information? Is anyone else likely to need this knowledge in the future?
Think NOT just of the immediate, tactical need for information or action, but the ability to capture that knowledge/action for reuse so that the entire organization can benefit in the future, and not re-invent the wheel, or waste time recreating knowledge assets that folks aren't sharing.
Is there a better way than email? I bet there is!
Meet the Peeps is back and better than ever after a nice respite! This week, we we have the pleasure of speaking with Kim Ruggari. Kim is another one of RCS' many passion driven people, intent on improving every aspect of the business as she can manage. As the Asia Pacific GEO Executive for RCS, she gets to do just that! Read on to see just how diverse her background is as well as her passions and interest outside of work. Plus, if this is your first time reading this blog, be sure to check out our past interviews here.
Tell us a little about yourself: who are you, what is your role in Rational Client Support?
My current role is Asia Pacific GEO Exec. for Rational Client Support, reporting to Wendy Toh. I've had this role since January 2007. I am based in Sydney, Australia, and locally report into the Australia Development Labs ("ADL"). Asia Pacific covers many languages, cultures and countries - which makes life very interesting and challenging. For those that would like a Geography lesson, AP GEO includes:
Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (GCG), Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam (ASEAN), as well as India, Korea and Japan.
How long have you been working for IBM and Rational?
I've been with Rational since November 1998. I was the 7th person employed by RCS in Asia Pacific (#1, and #6 are also still in RCS by the way)
Have you had any other roles in Rational?
Most people don't realise that that I started with RCS as a bit of an all-rounder (I guess today you would call it "Operations"). Not long after I joined RCS, Rational moved its licensing to FlexLM, and thus began a slew of licensing PMRs a week: Yes! I also inherited the role of sole Licensing support engineer - those were the days - phew, busy!!. In addition to the Operations function, I organically became the Licensing team manager. Around 2003, I was asked to manage the DevTools team, then in 2005 the RPM, CC and CQ teams. I finally moved to the AP lead role January 2007.
Describe a normal day for you.
I don't really have "normal" days - every work day is different. They range from 7 hours to 18 hours of never-ending fun, frustration, challenge and excitement. My days are NEVER boring, although some days I pray for a little boredom. It depends on how many Critical Situations we have open, what meetings are happening and how many are scheduled outside of my local business hours (I particularly love the 5am MORs during Winter )
Do you have an "on the job" hero? If you could "follow" anyone for 24 hours, who would it be?
Glenn Wightwick, Distinguished Engineer and Director of the ADL.
Are you a gadget person? What type of gadgets do you use?
I've long argued with my friends that I am NOT a "geek", on the basis that I am not a technical person. I'm now realising that my friends win this argument. I have just about every household gadget you can name. Someone, please save me from the Home Shopping Network!
What gadget, which you currently own, can you not live without?
I'm currently going through a "smoothie" stage, so I'll say my Stick Blender.
What is your favorite part of working for Rational Client Support?
Ask me on a good day, and I'll tell you my team are the BEST! I love being around so many people who are so diverse, and ensure that each day is different.
What are you passionate about?
Of course my friends and family - but I have to be honest here and say really good food! Sydney's has AMAZING restaurants, with Chefs who have almost reached rock-star status. I am working my way through the Top 50 with one of my closest friends who shares my passion.
What is on your nightstand with regard to reading?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but I'm having trouble getting started with it.
How do you prefer to find answers to your questions?
I am a Google junkie, my home laptop is always running, and I'm forever googling questions that pop into my head.
How are you using social networking today?
You can usually find me logged into Facebook. Its such a great way to keep in touch with my friends all around the World. I haven't caught the Twitter wave. I had a Blog for a while, but found I could not prioritise time for it (I am a frustrated writer).
Any other fun tidbits of information about you, your job, or RCS that you'd like to share?
"Gung-Ho" and "Who Moved My Cheese" are 2 books that will ALWAYS be on my professional book-shelf.